To encourage use of diverse transportation modes in order to reduce the reliance on personal vehicles within the city or community.
All cities and communities must disclose data on modal split showing the percentage of population commuting to work and other places by using the following transportation modes:
- Drive alone (or chauffeured)
- Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
- Or, other means
Option 1. Quality of transit facilities (1 point)
Design safe and comfortable transit stops to encourage use of public transport. Ensure the following for at least 80% of transit facilities:
- Are covered and partially enclosed to buffer wind and rain, have seating and illumination, has signage that display transit schedules and route information. Ensure that the transit facilities are illuminated and display transit schedules and route information at peak and non-peak hours.
- Minimized interference with pedestrian flow.
- Main roads have right-of-way for public transportation, preferably with dedicated lanes1.
Reference: LEED v4 ND NPD credit Transit FacilitiesAND/OR
Option 2. Intermodal connectivity (1 point)
Design at least 50% of planned transit stations as identified in TR Credit: Compact, Mixed Use and Transit Oriented Development, 1. Access to transit facilities such as bus rapid transit stops, passenger rail stations (i.e. light, heavy, or commuter rail), commuter ferry terminals, bus, streetcar or informal transit stops to meet the requirement in Option 2, LT Credit Intermodal Connectivity and Placemaking of LEED v4 BD+C Transit (Appendix 3).
Reference: STAR v2 BE-7 Transportation Choices, Outcome 1 and Outcome 3 LEED v4 BD+C Transit, LT Credit: Intermodal Connectivity and PlacemakingOR
Option 3. Frequency of trips (1 point)
Ensure that transit stations identified in TR Credit: Compact, Mixed Use and Transit Oriented Development, 1. Access to transit facilities, including an existing or planned rapid mass transit station, bus rapid transit stops, passenger rail stations (i.e. light, heavy, or commuter rail), commuter ferry terminals, bus, streetcar or informal transit stops, meet the minimum requirement of 72 weekday trips and 30 weekend trips. The transit service at these stops and stations in aggregate must meet the given minimum requirement for each CCC as identified in TR Credit: Compact, Mixed Use and Transit Oriented Development. Planned stops and stations may count if they are sited, funded, and under construction during the time of certification. Both weekday and weekend trip minimums must be met.
- For each qualifying transit route, only trips in one direction are counted towards the threshold.
- For weekend trips, only trips on the day with the higher number of trips are counted towards the threshold.
- If a qualifying transit route has multiple stops within the required walking distance, only trips from one stop are counted towards the threshold.
- Privately-run shuttles are only acceptable if the service is also made available to the public.
Reference: LEED v4.1 BD+C, LT Credit: Access to Quality Transit
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